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EchoStar Expanding To Asia

EchoStar, which provides satellite services to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe, is adding Asia to its footprint.

The company has teamed with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. to provide direct-to-home satellite service to Taiwan and other regions.

EchoStar will provide the operational oversight and equipment while AsiaSat provides the satellite capacity.

The service is expected to be up and running in the second half of the year.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.